Small Space and Container Friendly Ready

No matter how much space you have, there are a couple of things to consider when starting your small space or container garden. The four main focus areas for gardeners when approaching small space or container gardens are choosing the right location, selecting plants and containers, planting and maintenance, and harvesting. These four pillars of small-space gardening will allow you to get the most out of your garden.

Choosing the Right Location

  • Determine the size of your garden area
  • Observe the amount of sunlight it receives
  • Check the soil quality and drainage
  • Identify any obstacles such as shade or nearby trees

Selecting Your Plants and Containers

  • Determine what types of plants you want to grow
  • Decide how much space each plant needs and plan accordingly
  • Consider companion planting to maximize yield and minimize pests
  • Plan for succession planting to ensure a continuous harvest

Planting and Maintenance

  • Select plants that are well-suited to your growing zone and climate
  • Consider the amount of sunlight, water, and space each plant needs
  • Determine whether to start plants from seeds or buy seedlings
  • Weed and remove any diseased or dead plants promptly
  • Monitor for pests and use natural pest control methods if needed

Harvesting Your Garden

  • Harvest regularly to promote plant growth and prevent over-ripening or spoilage.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables when they are fully ripe and at their peak flavor and texture.
  • For leafy vegetables and herbs, harvest the outer leaves first, leaving the center to continue growing.
  • For root vegetables, gently pull or dig them out of the ground when they reach the desired size.

Garden Anywhere with Containers

  1. 12-in-1 Galvanized Raised Bed
    12-in-1 Galvanized Raised Bed
    Easily customize the shape to fit your needs!
    $199.95 - $199.95
    As low as $199.95


  2. Elevated Planter Box with Shelf
    Elevated Planter Box with Shelf
    The easy and beautiful solution to comfortable gardening.
    As low as $289.95


  3. All In-One Canto Planter
    All In-One Canto Planter
    Contemporary Cube and Column Self-watering Planters.
    $69.95 - $111.95
    As low as $89.95


  4. 42" Round Galvanized Planter
    42" Round Galvanized Planter
    Round planter is perfect for any garden!
    $168.95 - $168.95
    As low as $168.95


  5. L-Shaped Cedar Elevated Planter
    L-Shaped Cedar Elevated Planter
    Comfortable working height, easy wheelchair access.
    As low as $279.95


Our Small Space Favorites

With innovation at the forefront of Burpee's core values, we offer non-gmo plants designed to fit the needs of all gardens, no matter the size of your space. Discover some of our favorite small-space, container friendly fruit and vegetable plants.

  1. Tomato, Atlas Hybrid
    Tomato, Atlas Hybrid
    First-ever beefsteaks for porches and decks in warm, sunny conditions everywhere.
    $6.95 - $18.95
    As low as $6.95

    Plant & Seeds

  2. Blueberry, Sunshine Blue
    Blueberry, Sunshine Blue
    At only 3 feet, a container blueberry with hot pink flowers.


  3. Tomato, Veranda Red Hybrid
    Tomato, Veranda Red Hybrid
    This little powerhouse — a Burpee breeding breakthrough! — pumps out a huge and ongoing harvest.
    $6.95 - $18.95
    As low as $6.95

    Plant & Seeds

  4. Pea, Little SnapPea Crunch
    Pea, Little SnapPea Crunch
    Sweet, crunchy peas on compact container-friendly plants.


  5. Eggplant, Patio Baby Hybrid
    Eggplant, Patio Baby Hybrid
    Early-yielding All-America Selection, perfect for patios.
    $6.45 - $17.95
    As low as $6.45

    Plant & Seeds

  6. Lettuce, Little Caesar
    Lettuce, Little Caesar
    Perfect for small gardens and easy to grow. Burpee Exclusive.
    As low as $5.95


  7. Pepper, Sweet, Jungle Parrot
    Pepper, Sweet, Jungle Parrot
    Sweet and delicious adorable little pepper whose small size and high yield make it perfect for the patio.
    $6.95 - $18.95
    As low as $6.95

    Plant & Seeds

  8. Cucumber, Mini, Party Time Hybrid
    Cucumber, Mini, Party Time Hybrid
    Sweet, seedless, fun-size cukes perfect for party trays!


  9. Corn, On Deck Hybrid
    Corn, On Deck Hybrid
    The first-ever sweet corn you can grow in a container.
    As low as $6.95


  10. Pepper, Hot Jalapeño, Pot-a-Peño Hybrid
    Pepper, Hot Jalapeño, Pot-a-Peño Hybrid
    Cascading jalapeños spice up hanging baskets and pots!
    $8.32 - $8.95
    As low as $8.95

    Seed & Plant

Learn More About Small Space Gardening

Small Fruit Garden Must-Knows

Starting a Small Patio Garden in 6 Steps

Creating an Outdoor Vertical Garden

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